The ancient Greeks named it after its colour –blood red. This imaginary and fascinating animal has existed throughout the eras and across different cultures. It symbolises one of the greatest dreams of humanity: immortality.
2020, the mirror year, is also the golden number of this rare vintage -one of perfect proportion and ideal harmony. It evokes at the same time the cyclical time of the vine and its work, an ideal of balance and that duality, undergone, overcome and sublimated, which characterises it.
After the completion of large-scale renovation work carried out by its new owners, the de Boüard de Laforest family of Château Angélus, Le Gabriel reopened last July 9th.
Angélus takes you through the different stages of the vine cycle via a series of photos of a single Cabernet Franc vine. This series, entitled “A Cabernet Franc Story”, will be sent out on a monthly basis until the end of the year.
A new machine appeared in the Angélus vineyard: SOBLI, the semi-automatic anti-hail balloon launcher made by the French company Selerys. SOBLI was based on LAÏCO which we spoke to you about in spring.
The En Primeur period is almost over, the opportunity for us to introduce Angélus new building: the Carillon d’Angélus and N°3 d’Angélus winery located at Saint-Magne-de-Castillon.
After 7 months of sur lie aging our teams carry out Château Angélus 2019 vintage first soutirage or racking.
Naturally antioxidant, the lees from the malolactic fermentation have played their protective role and are no longer needed.
“This 2019 vintage turned out to be easier to manage than the 2018, which was a vintage that ended up superbly but which caused worries and tensions.